Nico Vassilakis is the author of several books of poetry. He co-edited _The Last Vispo Anthology_ (Fantagraphics Books) with Crag Hill. He was also a founder of Seattle's long-running Subtext reading series. His text-based work concerns the visual phenomenology of experiencing text, and his visual work pushes the outer limits of text's possibility within words. Nico's website is [Staring Poetics](https://staringpoetics.weebly.com/).